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Mini Fruit Pizzas

May 29, 15 Mini Fruit Pizzas

By Kelly Bogard

Summer’s here. And so is the abundance of fresh fruit. Lots of local berries—even more exotic fruits grown in far away places—make it to my kitchen this time of year.

I’m keeping plenty on hand. Because it’s great for snacks. Especially when the kiddos play outside until the street lights come on.

I try to find new ways to use fruit, so Butters doesn’t get burned out. This week’s recipe—cool and refreshing—is a great way to sweeten the deal when it comes to a quick snack.

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Texas agriculture still has red barn values

May 26, 15 Texas agriculture still has red barn values

By Julie Tomascik

Red barns. They’re an iconic symbol of agriculture. A mark of simpler times, hard work and family.

Those barns represent smaller farms and ranches. With many crops and a few cows, pigs and chickens.

But they also represent values of Texas agriculture—care and shelter for livestock, safe food and doing what’s best for the land.

Those values run deep. Always have. Always will. Without those values, it’s tough to imagine where agriculture would be today.

They are the foundation. The solid base for future growth.

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King Ranch Chicken

May 22, 15 King Ranch Chicken

By Kelly Bogard

Feeding an active family is a challenge. While kids stay busy with school, sports and other activities, parents juggle schedules and keep their families healthy and strong by preparing good meals.

Sometimes you have to be creative with the menu and think ahead. This week is one of those at my house. Three nights of softball at least. And the possibility of a make up game from rain delays. This busy momma has come up with a plan for at least one of those nights.

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Are all farmers rich?

May 19, 15 Are all farmers rich?

By Jessica Domel

Some think farmers are rich. Others say they’re poor. Who’s right?

The answer is both.

People see our family farm and others like it and think, “They own all that land. They must be rich!”

Some farmers inherit their land, like we did, from generations long gone. Some bought it in a good year. And others lease and care for land owned by others.

Owning land is a responsibility. It’s expensive to care for land whether you have one acre or a thousand. There are property taxes. Improvements. Upkeep. Future investments. The ultimate goal is to make it productive. And leave it better for generations to come.

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes

May 15, 15 Chocolate Chip Pancakes

By Kelly Bogard

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! Yep, there is an entire day dedicated to these tiny, tear-drop morsels of fun.  You might have noticed I’m a huge chocolate chip fan. I’ve put them in cupcakes and pumpkin cookies. I even use white ones paired with lime.

Kids love chocolate chips, too. Butters will eat them by the handful if I let her.

This week I’m sharing a really fun, kid-friendly recipe chocolate chips lovers everywhere can appreciate.

For Chocolate Chip Pancakes, you will need…Chocolate Chip Pancakes
2 ¼ c. flour
¼ c. sugar
2 tbsp. baking powder
2 c. milk
2 eggs, beaten
¼ c. butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chocolate chips

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